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FreeNAS or a regular NAS?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by camoxiong, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. camoxiong

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    I'm trying to expand my storage since my 1TB is filling up and I was just wondering do a FreeNAS build with an old pc or get a NAS? I heard that regular NAS are slow and I don't know if FreeNAS is slow or not.
     
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    Well FreeNAS is only as fast as the PC you install it on.

    We use FreeNAS for backup in our VMware enviroment. The PC´s we use are DIY builds with RAID controllers and a lot of disks.
    The main things are:
    - Use the 64 bit FreeNAS builds (right now v. 9.1.1 or 9.2.0 Release Candidate)
    - Use a CPU with minimum 2 cores
    - Use at least 8 GB of memory
    - Use the build in ZFS filesystem

    You dont have to use a RAID controller as FreeNAS can make it via software, assuming you will use more than one hdd.
     
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    I just need a file storage. I guess freenas
     

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